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Report: Doan not considering Bruins

Jul 9, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT

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Shane Doan has no interest in joining the Boston Bruins, a “source with knowledge of his situation” tells’s Joe Haggerty.

Instead, Doan is looking to stay in the Western Conference to be close to his family. The San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks have been mentioned as possible landing spots for Doan.

The stalwart winger still has plenty left in the tank, and is seeking a four-to-five-year deal that should take him to the end of his career.

The Bruins have been interested in upgrading with a veteran forward this summer, but Peter Chiarelli hasn’t found the right fit in free agency for that “Recchi-type.” Veteran free agents this season largely haven’t been interested in wearing Black and Gold. Both Ray Whitney and Doan would have been perfect fits for the Bruins, but Boston simply isn’t geographically desirable for some players.

Doan’s agent, Terry Bross, says his client will start looking at offers Tuesday to “get an idea of where he kind of fits in the market, and take that next step.”

Of note, there’s a press conference this afternoon in Glendale at which two residents are expected to provide an update on their efforts to put the Coyotes’ lease with prospective owner Greg Jamison to a November referendum. If enough signatures are gathered and it does indeed go to a vote, Doan is more likely to sign elsewhere.

  1. mclovinhockey - Jul 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    this is exactly what people are talking about… the article SHOULD READ Doan wants to stay in the West, not that he does not want to play for the Bruins… good for him.

    • danphipps01 - Jul 9, 2012 at 6:38 PM

      The article was written for a column called “Bruins Talk.” Take a wild guess as to why it specifically mentioned Boston.

  2. sharksman - Jul 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    At this point if he stays in Phoenix I would be shocked !

    • mclovinhockey - Jul 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

      only way he leaves is if Phx does…. with the way buttman has been protecting the coyotes, doubt anything with happen.

      • sharksman - Jul 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

        The way its going in Phoenix who knows what or when anything will happen. It is obvious that the NHL wants to keep them there so they probably will stay but with that watchdog group that wants to block the lease (as I taxpayer I would of course rather have a empty staduim over a half full one) (sarcasm) I think he is tired of the waiting and is ready to move on. Not that I have a ny clue of whats in his head. I really hate to see it happening. I have family in AZ and people would like to get into hockey but cant really get excited for a team that appears to be leaving soon. They could always rent out the stadium for indoor ping pong, that would bring in the dough

  3. thenewraoulduke - Jul 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Enough signatures were not gathered. The petition was a failure. The deal will undoubtly go through in the next few weeks. Cobb and Jones weren’t able to get enough support even by lying to people’s faces about what they are actually signing.

  4. johnnydanks - Jul 10, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Would have loved to see Doan come in to fill the “Recchi-type” role but he will inevitably get a multi-year deal from someone and Boston is not in a position to be dishing out any contracts beyond this season until next year’s FAs are given their raises and extended. The signing of Hanson makes this all the more clear.

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